Characters In The Odyssey

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Telemachus
Odysseusís son. An infant when Odysseus left for Troy, Telemachus is about twenty at the beginning...
Odysseus
The protagonist of the Odyssey. Odysseus fought among the other Greek heroes at Troy and now...
Penelope
Wife of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus. Penelope spends her days in the palace pining for...
Athena
Daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists...
Poseidon
God of the sea. As the suitors are Odysseusís mortal antagonists, Poseidon is his divine antagonist....
Zeus
King of gods and men, who mediates the disputes of the gods on Mount Olympus. Zeus is occasionally...
Antinous
The most arrogant of Penelopeís suitors. Antinous leads the campaign to have Telemachus killed....
Eurymachus
A manipulative, deceitful suitor. Eurymachusís charisma and duplicity allow him to exert some...
Amphinomus
Among the dozens of suitors, the only decent man seeking Penelopeís hand in marriage. Amphinomus...
Eumaeus
The loyal shepherd who, along with the cowherd Philoetius, helps Odysseus reclaim his throne...
Eurycleia
The aged and loyal servant who nursed Odysseus and Telemachus when they were babies. Eurycleia...
Melanthius
The brother of Melantho. Melanthius is a treacherous and opportunistic goatherd who supports...
Melantho
Sister of Melanthius and maidservant in Odysseusís palace. Like her brother, Melantho abuses...
Calypso
The beautiful nymph who falls in love with Odysseus when he lands on her island-home of Ogygia....
Polyphemus
One of the Cyclopes (uncivilized one-eyed giants) whose island Odysseus comes to soon after...
Circe
The beautiful witch-goddess who transforms Odysseusís crew into swine when he lands on her...
Laertes
Odysseusís aging father, who resides on a farm in Ithaca. In despair and physical decline,...
Tiresias
A Theban prophet who inhabits the underworld. Tiresias meets Odysseus when Odysseus journeys...
Menelaus
King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, and husband of Helen, he helped lead the Greeks in the...
Helen
Wife of Menelaus and queen of Sparta. Helenís abduction from Sparta by the Trojans sparked...
Nausicaa
The beautiful daughter of King Alcinous and Queen Arete of the Phaeacians. Nausicaa discovers...
Charybdis
enormous dangerous whirlpool
Apollo
god of music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine
Eurylochus
another memeber of the crew
Sirens
creatures whose songs lure sialors to their deaths
Scylla
sea monster of gray rock-6 heads
Helios
God of the Sun. Odysseus earns his wrath when his crew eats some of Helios' sacred cattle.
Lotus-Eaters
people who eat the Lotus plant, a narcotic.
Elpenor
crew member?
Aeolus
master of the winds
Leastrygonians
cannibols
Cicones
?
Actoris
?
Lampeta
?
Eurycleia
handmaid


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